I live in a valley of Hawaii and these are believed to be very spirited because of all the battles and ali'i and mo'i (chiefs and royalty) that lived here in acient times and also just because hawaiians are spiritual in general and attract spirits I guess. I live with just my dad. He had a girlfriend and her baby that lived with us and one night she said she saw a menehune (small, warrior, Hawaiian man with a long white beard) standing at the end of the bed.
Another time, my dad also saw a figure at the end of the bed and heard his dog howling but it was muted like something was holding her mouth closed. He said he didn't want to upset whatever it was so he just turned over and went to sleep. Also, my dads girlfriends baby who was about 2 years old always said he saw a little girl and when we would ask where she was he would point at the ceiling or close to it, like the tops of walls. And just the other night I was home alone and was sitting at the kitchen table when the lid of the garbage can started flapping back and forth like somebody threw something away. My dad and I also constantly hear footsteps coming up the stairs leading to our house but we look and nobody is there. All this has happened in the same house...
Before I moved to Hawaii, I lived on the mainland and one time me, my 2 sisters and my brother were staying the night at my house. Earlier in the day my older sister and I were cooking and we had a lot of appliances going at the same time when the power went out so I went to check the breaker which is located in the laundry room right next to the kitchen, I turned it off and back on, shut the door then as soon I walked back to the kitchen the door swung open. We got scared and my sister yelled to shut the door but I told her no, if the spirit wanted the door open to leave it open and not upset it. That night we heard strange noises throughout the house ALL NIGHT. I also would see shadows out of the corner of my eye and I would wake up and see shadows run the wall and disappear.
One other time, I lived with my boyfriend for a short time while preparing to move to Hawaii with my dad. One of my best friends had recently just passed about 4 months before this happened. One night we were sleeping but a strong presence woke me up from my sleep and was telling me to look at the end of the bed and when I did I saw my friend standing there staring at me. I turned over and went back to sleep and never saw him again.
Is it normal to have so many spiritual encounters? I'm only 18 and this seems like a lot. Is it bad? They've never hurt me or even tried to hurt me.